Our area is served entirely by volunteer fire fighters and a female workmate has been with them for years. She's getting ready for the season coming up, but was not called upon for the recent bushfires up north.
Yes, a couple. Why?
One nice woman. Rural area. Respected by the other firefighters. Straight.
One in San Francisco, gay woman, put through hell by male co-workers but worked her way up. retired now.
Third I did not know personally, but enjoyed seeing her at a gay pride parade. Twin sister to an actress that was in Baywatch...can't remember her name now.
No but I've known a few fire crotches.
I was one. Volunteer. Quit when the department would not supply any equipment that actually fit. Not turnouts or boots or such, but the masks that you need to form a seal on your face when you're using SCBA gear.
I'm also femme lesbian, and most of the other women in the department were straight and femme. Or femme-ish, anyway.
It was pretty fun stuff. Too bad.
I have known many, spent the day with a group of friends at several wineries yesterday. One of the gals is a firefighter.
The fire chief in my little town used to be a woman. Another near by fire district had a woman fire chief.
No, but I don't personally know any fire fighters.